As we did last year with Haiti's earthquake, this time we want to call out to the Streema community to help Japan.
About two months and a half ago an earthquake hit Japan and it was the fifth largest in history. Shortly after, a tsunami struck the eastern coast of the country, causing a whole lot of destruction. There was a lot of buzz in the media about it and many governments, organizations, and individuals were inspired to help. However, now that the media is giving the Japan disaster less attention, we still wanted to let everyone know that it's always a good time to lend a hand, so we've summarized a few options below!
Given Japan's geographical location, donating funds is one of the most effective ways we can help as individuals. You can find a very complete list of organizations in this NYT article, but we highlight three where you can donate in a few steps:
When these disasters affect such a large area, it's difficult to find and connect people. If you are searching for someone or know any information about anyone who is missing, you can use a tool that Google has developed to search or submit information about missing people.
From the research we've done, unfortunately there is no simple way to contribute as a volunteer in an organization or on "the field". However, you can spread the word about what people CAN do - the way we are doing right now - and we invite you to do it too! :)
As we did before with Haiti last year, we want to bring this to your attention because it's still never too late to help Japan.
The Streema Team
PS: By the way, here are some maps and sattelite images that are really worth checking out.